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Orange County's 'air quakes'

March 4, 2009 |  4:56 pm

Ktlaupdate Here are some of the stories KTLA News is working on this evening:

'AIR QUAKE:' It wasn't an earthquake. It wasn't a sonic boom. The Marines say it wasn't war games. So exactly what was it that caused the eerie earthquake-like shaking that rattled parts of Orange County about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday? The mysterious shaking moved doors and windows and prompted hundreds of 911 calls by frightened residents who thought someone was trying to break into their homes. Sue Huff, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, says the weird shaking definitely wasn't an earthquake but probably was a so-called "air quake."

HOUSING WOES: Police were called to restore order at a South LA apartment building where an apparent misunderstanding about subsidized housing vouchers caused an angry outburst by several hundred would-be tenants. Hordes of people gathered outside the building at 58th Street and Western Avenue this morning for what they thought was a chance to qualify for HUD Section 8 housing vouchers. Many had been in line for as many as two days, camping out in the rain.

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